Hot List 2011

The 2011 Hot List Revealed!

This year, to celebrate the media world’s tumultuous and always entertaining transformation, Adweek’s Hot List goes 360 to track the best print, TV, and digital properties.

Hot List: Magazines

General Interest Time

Hot List: Newspapers

National Newspaper The New York Times

Hot List: Hottest Creative Player

Business titles have never been much to look at, with all those pictures of old white guys. So with the tough state of business magazines, few might have expected Businessweek to be a comeback story, much less a paragon of design.

Hot List: Broadcast TV


Hot List: Cable TV

Drama AMC

Hot List: Hottest Revenue Player

CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves last year received $57.7 million in total compensation, a sum that included nearly $8 million in a special cash payment for his “leadership in connection with the creation of premium content.” He’s worth every penny.

Hot List: Digital

Social Media Site Facebook

Hot List: Readers’ Choice Poll

For the first time ever in the Hot List’s 30-year history, Adweek’s editors asked readers to share their picks for the hottest magazines, newspapers, TV broadcast and cable networks, websites and digital media brands via a poll on And we certainly heard from a lot of you. A whopping 182,000 votes were cast in October.